Long Cloud Ride: A 6,000 Mile Cycle Journey Around New by Josie Dew

By Josie Dew

After months on board a Russian box send crusing 15,000 miles internationally, Josie ultimately arrives in New Zealand along with her motorcycle. Over the following 9 months she cycles 10,000 kilometres all over the place North and South Islands whereas experiencing the wettest, windiest and stormiest yr on list. in this time Josie used to be spat at, shouted at, honked at, and either run off and blown off the line. She bought soaked, sunburnt, hailed on and snowed on and used to be alternately starved and over-fed, over-charged and under-charged.
Then there has been the flora and fauna: the possums (both lifeless and alive): unique birds akin to moreporks (with their eerie name) and fantails (who determined to follow); the ostriches, who beloved to chase English cyclists and the harriers, who cherished to dive bomb them; the extra standard yet no much less problematic cattle, who supplied sheep-jams and cow-blocks to sluggish Josie down.
In lengthy Cloud journey, Josie brings New Zealand brilliantly to lifestyles. hot, witty and acutely saw as ever, her most recent event is bound to please outdated and new lovers alike.

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New Light on Drake, A Collection of Documents relating to by Zelia Nuttall

By Zelia Nuttall

This quantity includes Spanish reputable files, depositions through prisoners, records in relation to Nuño da Silva, etc., translated and edited. it is a new print-on-demand hardback version of the quantity first released in 1914. due to technical constraints the modern engraved portrait of Sir Francis Drake which seemed within the unique variation of the e-book isn't included.

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La isla de los ingenios: Aventuras e infortunios de un by Fernando García del Río

By Fernando García del Río

Dicen los expatriados con más años en Cuba que en l. a. isla «o te aclimatas o te aclimueres». Al primer y por ahora último corresponsal de los angeles Vanguardia en l. a. Habana, Fernando García del Río, que aterrizó allí en 2007, las autoridades del régimen trataron de aclimatarlo a conciencia, pero al cabo de cuatro años lo dieron por imposible, lo expulsaron del país y lo dejaron sin poder relatar l. a. noticia que sus superiores en el periódico le habían enviado a cubrir en primer término: l. a. muerte de Fidel Castro.

De su experiencia caribeña el periodista recuerda en este libro las vivencias personales que en su momento no pudo contar; desvela l. a. trastienda de los hechos e historias que recogió, y retrata l. a. vida diaria de los cubanos en las postrimerías de un régimen anacrónico, entre rescoldos de l. a. Guerra Fría y aires de cambio a cuentagotas.

El resultado es un libro de viajes de único destino y larga estancia, una extensa incursión en el surrealismo tragicómico de un país donde un chivo puede llegar a héroe de l. a. patria, donde los médicos prescriben sesiones de hidroterapia en l. a. lavadora de casa y donde robar al Estado no es más que «cambiar de lugar» un bien que es de todos. Un país, en fin, en el que los inventos y ardides contra l. a. penuria se combinan con el recurso al choteo como arma infalible contra l. a. desesperanza.

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Traveling through Sinai: From the Fourth to the Twenty-first by Deborah Manley,Sahar Abdel-Hakim

By Deborah Manley,Sahar Abdel-Hakim

Sinai has lengthy attracted tourists to its historic caravan routes and haunting landscapes, and viewers have often left written debts in their stories. during this wide-ranging anthology, Deborah Manley and Sahar Abdel- Hakim have amassed dozens of money owed and observations from tourists who've written approximately Sinai, its humans, its points of interest, and its ancient and biblical landmarks.
Starting with Egeria, a fourth-century Christian who relates her stopover at to Mt. Sinai and the Burning Bush, touring via Sinai bargains a various choice of voices over the centuries. between themare the German friar Felix Fabri, who visited in 1492, and nineteenth-century antiquarian William Flinders Petrie, giving his impressions of the Bedouins of the peninsula. French novelist Alexandre Dumas writes of assembly clergymen within the barren region wearing a letter signed by way of Napoleon, whereas others describe crossing the canal at Suez, the traditional inscriptions of Wadi Mukattab, and the harrowing reviews of barren region travel.

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Viaje al Mekong: Cabalgando el dragón por Tailandia, Laos, by Javier Nart,Gorka Nart

By Javier Nart,Gorka Nart

A lo largo de más de dos mil kilómetros, el Mekong surca las orillas de una Indochina desconocida para los turistas. Cuna de culturas milenarias, ruta del opio por excelencia y testigo de uno de los conflictos bélicos de mayor crudeza del siglo xx, el río ofrece en su recorrido un surtido inagotable de historias que hablan de sufrimiento y de solidaridad.

 

A todas ellas nos acerca Javier Nart en este libro, que narra en tono cómplice e irónico, tierno e impossible to resist, su periplo a través de algunos de los más ignorados territorios de Asia, directamente al corazón de los angeles Indochina que se oculta, tras misteriosos velos, a los ojos de los visitantes.

 

«No me gusta el libro de Javier Nart. Y no me gusta por una única pero indiscutible razón: no lo he escrito yo. Este es el relato de un largo viaje por el río Mekong que me va abriendo puertas y más puertas a un universo desconocido y fascinante, de una forma que en parte me recuerda a l. a. admirable tradición de los grandes viajeros ingleses.»  Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa

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Zero Days: The Real Life Adventure of Captain Bligh, Nellie by Barbara Egbert

By Barbara Egbert

In April 2004, Barbara Egbert and Gary Chambers and their precocious 10-year-old daughter Mary launched into a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada alongside the famed Pacific Crest path. This the well-told story in their epic experience, which required love, perseverance, and the cautious rationing of loo paper. Six months later, Mary may develop into the youngest individual ever to effectively stroll the complete trail.The trio weathered the warmth of the Mojave, the jagged peaks of the Sierra, the rain of Oregon, and the ultimate chilly stretch in the course of the Northern Cascades. they found which relations values, from love and equality to thrift and cleanliness, might face up to a protracted, slender path and 137 nights jointly in a 6-by-8-foot tent. full of tidbits of knowledge, sensible recommendation, and humor, this tale will either entertain and encourage readers to dream approximately and plan their very own epic journey.

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HTO: Toronto's Water from Lake Iroquois to Taddle Creek and by Wayne Reeves,Christina Palassio

By Wayne Reeves,Christina Palassio

Drained by way of a half-dozen significant watersheds, reduce by means of a community of deep ravines and fronting on an outstanding Lake, Toronto is ruled by way of water. Like such a lot towns, although, Toronto has mismanaged its water, from the decades-long transformation of the city’s creeks into sewersheds to the alteration of Toronto’s waterfront. lately, the rage of fettering Toronto’s water and placing it underground has been countered via continual citizen-led efforts to remember and fix the city’s floor water. In HTO: Toronto's Water from Lake Iroquois to misplaced Rivers to Low-flow Toilets, 30 members study the ever-changing interaction among nature and tradition, and make contact with into query the city’s earlier, current and destiny engagement with water.

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Straight Up Tasty: Meals, Memories, and Mouthfuls from My by Adam Richman

By Adam Richman

The a lot expected first cookbook from Adam Richman, the irrepressible host of Man vs Food and NBC’s Food Fighters, grants what his fanatics were anticipating: a heaping supporting of over-the-top flavors with a facet order of the erudite humor that's his trademark.
 
Having eaten his method from coast to coast and world wide, Adam Richman has realized greater than slightly approximately what makes nutrition style strong. He attracts on all that wisdom and his lifelong commitment to searching out memorable flavors and consuming reports during this excessive octane choice of dishes which are, easily, directly up tasty.
 
The greater than a hundred different, stunning, and downright delectable recipes mirror the flavour mixtures, concepts, and parts Adam has encountered in his nonstop travels, all translated into easy-to-use recipes ideal for the house prepare dinner, and all given a particular Richman spin. yet Straight Up Tasty is way greater than a scrapbook of Adam’s culinary expeditions; it bargains the ideal foodie taste bomb for each celebration from a crowd-pleasing unfold for video game day to a turbocharged vacation ceremonial dinner.
 
alongside the way in which he holds forth on themes as various as the place to come across the nation’s most sensible burgers and why the easiest factor on a cafe menu isn’t constantly what you could imagine; promises invaluable recommendation on kitchen prep in haiku shape; and recounts the heritage of chocolate in rhyming couplets.  And did we point out Candied Bourbon Bacon? You’ll locate these delectable tidbits and oh much more in Straight Up Tasty, a cookbook that may basically have come from the passionate palate and irrepressible enthusiasm of America’s ambassador of style, Adam Richman.

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De omweg naar Santiago (Dutch Edition) by Cees Nooteboom

By Cees Nooteboom

De omweg naar Santiago is een van de mooiste reisboeken uit de Nederlandse literatuur. Het is de neerslag van alle omzwervingen van Cees Nooteboom in Spanje, waarbij hij de lezer meeneemt op zijn ontdekkingstocht door de geschiedenis, kunst en literatuur van het land dat hem gaandeweg veroverde.

`Spanje is bruut, anarchistisch, egocentrisch, wreed, Spanje is bereid zich voor onzin de das om te doen, het is chaotisch, het droomt, het is irrationeel. Het veroverde de wereld en wist er niets mee te doen, het haakt in zijn middeleeuwse, Arabische, joodse en christelijke verleden en ligt daar met zijn eigenzinnige steden gebed in die oneindige lege landschappen als een continent dat aan Europa vastzit en geen Europa is. Wie niet geprobeerd heeft te verdwalen in de labyrintische complexiteit van zijn geschiedenis weet niet waar hij doorheen reist. Het is een liefde voor het leven, aan de verbazing komt nooit een eind. En uiteindelijk is De omweg naar Santiago een charmant zelfportret. `Het Spaanse karakter en het Spaanse leven corresponderen met datgene waar ik over ga, met bewuste en onbewuste dingen in mijn wezen, met wie ik ben.

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